Personalise your PC

The Personalisation Gallery provides languages, desktop backgrounds (wallpaper) and more – like this image of a starry New Zealand sky.

Get this Night Sky over Muriwai wallpaper

Night Sky over Muriwai, Auckland (New Zealand) background, in tablet screen

Windows themes

Postman Butterfly background from Creature Close-ups theme

Windows themes work in Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 but if your PC is running any other version of Windows you can still get hundreds of free desktop backgrounds.

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 let you personalise your PC like never before. Sign in with a picture password and bring your Start screen to life with tiles and a world of apps available in the Windows Store.

Desktop backgrounds

Boat and Anchor, Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu, India) background

This collection of desktop backgrounds – wallpaper – makes it easy to keep your PC in tune with your mood. Choose a category and take a look at a wide selection of free images. Pick one you like and download it. From breathtaking natural wonders to dazzling works of art – find an image that moves you and make it yours.

Language packs

Three young people looking at computer together

Use these free downloads to view the Windows interface, menus, help topics, and dialog boxes in the language of your choice. After you've added another language you can easily switch back and forth.

* Desktop backgrounds can only be used as lock screen images in Windows 8 and Windows RT or higher, or on a Windows phone. Desktop backgrounds can only be used as Start screen images in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 or higher.

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Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 let you personalise your PC like never before.

Go behind the scenes for more on themes and wallpaper on Blogging Windows.

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